Gotham, a new television series based on the Batman mythos, was announced last September with little details. Speculation said the show would focus on a young Jim Gordan and we wouldn’t see Bruce Wayne or Batman, much like the praised DC Comics series Gotham Central.
Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly speaking before reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour gave some details:
This is not one of the things where you bought a franchise and then none of characters people know. We will follow Bruce Wayne right up until the point where he gets interesting.
Reilly said the series will in fact be an origin story for Batman and currently they are looking to cast a young Bruce Wayne around age 12.
Reilly described this as a Gotham “teetering on the edge” and features “all of the classic Batman characters.”
Some villains were indeed mentioned for…
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